Al-Qaeda affiliate claims attack on hotel in Burkina Faso's capital

January 15, 2016 11:31 PM

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The SITE Intelligence Group reports that an al-Qaeda affiliate is claiming responsibility for the ongoing siege on an upscale hotel and cafe in Burkina Faso's capital where an unknown number of hostages are being held.

Islamic extremists struck the Splendid Hotel, forcing employees and guests to hide for their lives.

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